Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists Bulletin Summer 2014 - (Page 13)
NEW AND YOUNGER MEMBERS
By Vanessa N. Browne, DDS, Orthodontic Resident, Oregon
Health & Science University School of Dentistry
LEFT TO RIGHT: DRS.
MORETZ, WOOD, PEPPERS,
SABET, WIERENGA, HO,
HOFF, AND LAM;
HALLOWEEN 2012 AT LLU;
Loma Linda School of Dentistry
Postgraduate Orthodontic Program
I asked Dr. Chandler Ho, an AAO and PCSO student member
at Loma Linda School of Dentistry (LLUSD) postgraduate
orthodontic program to share some highlights about his
2013 LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY ALUMNI GOLF
TOURNAMENT. CLASS OF
2014 RESIDENTS. BACK
ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT:
CHANDLER HO, MARK
WIERENGA, JEREMY HOFF,
FRONT ROW: SHERRY
SABET AND MELISSA
Vanessa Browne (VB): Why did you apply to the orthodontic
Chandler Ho (CH): I am drawn to orthodontics because of
the impact it can have on patients' confidence, appearance,
and everyday function. I appreciate the ability to build
relationships with patients and their families, as well as
work with them to achieve a wonderful, long-lasting smile.
I grew up in La Cañada, CA, and completed my undergraduate
studies and dental school at the University of Southern
California. I am grateful to be able to stay in the area and study
orthodontics at Loma Linda University (LLU).
VB: Tell me about your orthodontic residency program.
CH: The environment at LLU is great for growing and maturing as an orthodontist. The orthodontics department at LLU
focuses on its students. We have a brand new facility, the
latest technology, and a dedicated group of full- and part-time
faculty. I appreciate being actively involved in my education
at LLU. Although the foundation of the curriculum is set, the
program listens to residents' feedback, and provides extra
learning opportunities on topics of our choice. Overall, LLU
has been a perfect fit for me. Probably the only thing missing
is a football team to cheer for.
VB: What are some highlights of your residency?
CH: Throughout the year, we have plenty of fun activities within the department. Many are competitive, like our pumpkin
carving and Christmas tree decorating contests, but we try to
keep it civilized. There are three unique experiences that will
always stay with me. In the first year of my residency, in the annual alumni golf tournament, I shot the lowest score of my life.
The low score was mainly due to the fact that we only played
four holes because a snowstorm had covered the fairways - so
we had to stop. My week-long observation in Santa Barbara
with Drs. Arnett and Gunson was a great highlight as well.
It broadened my perspective on viewing surgical orthodontic
treatment, and I enjoyed seeing the entire process first-hand.
Finally, I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to
converse and share ideas with the late Dr. Craig Andreiko.
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He was an innovator in the field of orthodontics, having created patents that are the foundation of Invisalign® and Insignia™, to name a few products. I appreciated his guidance and
the wisdom he shared with me because I also desire to contribute to the dental field with innovative ideas one day.
VB: What are your plans for after graduation?
CH: My wife and I hope to stay in Southern California after
graduation. Ideally, I would love to associate or partner in a
private practice for a few years before venturing out on my
own. I consider myself a lifelong learner, and look forward to
working alongside another more experienced orthodontist.
My wife is a high school teacher; we envision ourselves committing to and serving a local community. We are excited to
see what the future has in store for us.
VB: Are you involved in any PCSO/AAO activities?
CH: I attend the PCSO and AAO conferences. I appreciate all
of the efforts PCSO/AAO have put forth on behalf of orthodontists, and look forward to future opportunities to participate
in some capacity.
VB: Tell me about your family and personal interests.
CH: I am extremely blessed to have my immediate and
extended family all living in Southern California. They are
my core support system and always keep me grounded. As a
family, we are dedicated to living lives of service. Some of my
fondest memories are dental mission trips to El Salvador and
Guatemala with my father and oldest brother, both of whom
are general dentists. I love traveling and experiencing new
places and cultures. Of course, I also love sports and always
keep up with the Lakers, Dodgers, and USC football.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists Bulletin Summer 2014
The Big Easy: Not Always So Easy
About the PCSO Mission Statement
AAO Trustee Report
AAO Council on Scientific Affairs (COSA) Report
PCSO at a Glance
Decrease Stress and Increase Volume
Resident Spotlight: Loma Linda School of Dentistry Postgraduate Orthodontic Program
Younger Member Spotlight: Dr. Melissa Bailey
Third Molar Protocols
Editorial: Special Section
PCSO Program Talk: Orthodontic Residency Programs and the Use of TADs
Case Report: Pre-Treatment
Faculty Files: TADs in Orthodontics: A Review
Seasoned Practitioner's Corner: Dr. Terry McDonald Interviews Dr. Michael Chaffee on TADs
Case Report: Post-Treatment
Pearls of the Pacific: Instant Edentulous Anchorage
Portrait of a Professional: Dr. Earl S. Johnson
Sweet Farewell: Retainers and Retention
In Memory: Dr. Burton Littleton Fletcher
Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists Bulletin Summer 2014